Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Kick Ass 2 is set to be one of the movies not to miss this week as Aaron Taylor-Johnson reprises the title role.

Taylor-Johnson has been and actor on the up since his breakthrough film Nowhere Boy, and he has tackled a wide range of exciting roles.

The British star kicked off his acting career at the tender age of six and found success in the theatre as well as on television.

TV roles in Armadillo, The Bill and Family Business were some of his early roles; from 2002 he balanced TV and film work.

Tom & Thomas marked his big screen debut in 2002, before going on to projects The Apocalypse, Shanghai Knights, The Illusionist and teen movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

His breakthrough came at the end of 2009 as he played John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, which was directed by Sam Taylor-Wood; who is now married to Taylor-Johnson.

The movie followed the early years of Lennon’s life as well as his relationship with Mimi, the aunt that raised him, and his absentee mother Julia.

The movie was the directorial debut of Taylor-Wood and she brought together a great that included Kristen Scott Thomas, Anne Marie Duff and David Morrissey.

Nowhere Boy enjoyed huge success on the festival circuit as it played in London and at Sundance as well as with the critics.

Taylor-Johnson picked up an Empire Award for Best Newcomer as well as a nomination for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards.

The biggest role of his career followed a year later as he played Dave Lizewski in the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel Kick Ass.

The movie saw Taylor- Johnson team up with director Matthew Vaughn, as well as Nicholas Cage, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Kick Ass was met with critical acclaim at the beginning of 2010; however it was also a film surrounded in controversy with the language and violence carried out by children in the movie.

Since then the movie has gone on to gain a cult following and it really was one of the best films to hit the big screen in 2010.

Since then Taylor-Johnson has mixed his roles moving from drama Albert Nobbs, to crime/thriller Savages and period drama in Anna Karenina.

This week he reprises the role of Kick Ass in Kick Ass 2; this time around it is Jeff Ludlow in the director’s chair.

Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are back, while Jim Carrey is one of the exciting additions to the cast list.

This time around Kick Ass and Ht Girl join a group of citizens who have been inspired to fight crime. But the Red Mist is back as is plotting his revenge.

And next year we are going to be seeing Taylor-Johnson in a big budget blockbuster as he is set to star in a new version of Godzilla.

Gareth Edwards in the director’s chair - his first film since breakthrough Monsters - while Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins and David Strathairn make up a very impressive cast list.

Filming has been completed on the project and it will be hitting the big screen in May of next year.

And as if that project wasn’t exciting enough he has also been linked to the role of Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

There have been no official announcement about the new cast that will be joining the lightly anticipated sequel but Taylor- Johnson’s name has been linked to the role for some time.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an actor who has shown his versatility in recent years and he has some very exciting and high profile projects ahead of him.

Kick Ass is released 14th August.


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